Re: Password policy.
On Tuesday 13 November 2018 14:01:51 Reco wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:49:17PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Tuesday 13 November 2018 11:23:13 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch04.en.html#_
> > >good _password specifies "6 to 8 characters". Is that adequate
> > > against currently available brute force?
> > >
> > > Thanks, ... Peter E.
> > "John the ripper" can find a 6 char word in a couple seconds on a
> > slow machine.
> Against sha512? Or against old Unix crypt? There's a difference, and
> it's measured in orders of magnitude, not times.
I don't recall as it been a decade or more since I saw that article
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